Over The Top Ice Cream Shop!

The Decatur Park District is excited to announce their newest addition, the “Over the Top Ice Cream Shop” coming to Overlook Adventure Park in Nelson Park! The Park District is proud to welcome Tillamook to the Decatur community and will be partnering with Tillamook to serve their ice cream products beginning May 27th.  Sixteen delicious flavors of Tillamook Ice Cream will be available with countless topping options that will be available in Cones, Cups, Sundaes, Milkshakes, Floats, Splits, Tasting Flights, along with fun monthly specials.

“We like to elevate the experience of every guest visiting the Decatur Park District and want to ensure every visit feels complete” says Executive Director, Clay Gerhard, “We are excited to provide this new ice cream adventure at Nelson Park that will allow our guests to enjoy a sweet treat to make each Park District visit a little more “Over the Top”.

Over The Top will be open daily beginning May 27 from 12 – 9 p.m.

Like Over The Tip on Facebook Here!

Visit the overthetopicecream.com for more information!

Over The Top Ice Cream Shop is owned and operated by the Decatur Park District.

Request for Proposals


Decatur Park District is accepting proposals for Professional 360-Degree Virtual Tour Videos of Various Decatur Park District Facilities. Proposals will be accepted until 5:00 PM (local time) on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Proposals may be mailed to or dropped off at Decatur Park District Administration Office at 620 E. Riverside Ave., Decatur, IL 62521. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and closed on major holidays.

Proposals shall be properly executed, addressed to the Decatur Park District with the envelope containing the sealed proposal clearly marked, “360-Degree Virtual Tour”. Decatur Park District is exempt from all State, Federal and local Taxes.

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Spring Vendor Fair!

Spring Vendor Fair: Sunday, May 7!

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Scovill Banquet Facility
3909 W Main Street / Decatur, IL 62522

Vendors Include
Color Street Nails
Clearly Chloe Boutique
Luxe Linx
JMH Creations
Mini Clay Co
Free Nature
Tupperware with Sherry
Charming Creations
Potions and Popcorn
Macaroni KID
Sprinkle Me Coffee Bar
Sugafix Designer Dessert Studio
Made by War
The Demystiified Herblist
Terri Wiggingtons Pet Services

Food Trucks
Mimi’s Frosty
Highway Heartburn
Kona Ice
Diggity Dawgs

Transform a Trash Can!

Officially out of trash cans – thank you all for the community support!

Transform a Trash Can!

Help beautify our parks by painting a trash can, schools, camps, families, groups all are welcome! Painted trash cans will be displayed at Lake Fest on July 7, 8 & 9. then transferred to Decatur area parks.

Paint will be supplied. Trash cans will be available for pick- up the week of May 8 at the Decatur Park District Admin office (620 E. Riverside Avenue), Cans must be returned by June 26.

• Participants will be provided a metal trash barrel (primed with white paint) upon which to create their design. The barrels are approximately 3’ tall and 20” with a total
surface area of 400 square inches.
• Artists will be provided 1 quart each of primary paint colors (red, blue, yellow) to mix in order to create the colors they wish to utilize.
• Barrels must be designed vertically.
• Designs must be suitable for public viewing by all ages.
• The Decatur Park District reserves the right to not display any barrel at its discretion if the barrel is deemed not suitable for public viewing.
• Please note that the barrels will serve as trash cans in our parks and will not last forever. Normal wear and tear will occur and the barrels will be displays as long as they are in good condition. Anticipated lifespan is 2-3 years.

Please contact Melanie at 217-422-5911 or mmoore@decparks.com to reserve!

Click HERE to download Registration Form.

This project made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Macon County.

Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater Season Tickets

2023 Devon Platinum Lawn Season Ticket Packages include admission to all 28 shows included in the 2023 Season Package and can be purchased HERE for just $365.

Or you can also request info on our Pick Your Pack Program that includes a ticket to 14 shows of your choosing during the 2023 Devon Season. The cost is only $210! For more info please send an email to amp@decparks.com or call (217)422-5911.

Shows included in the 2023 Devon Platinum Lawn Season Ticket:

May 26 – Myron Elkins

May 27 – Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras with special guest Style in Stereo

May 28 – JUMP – America’s Van Halen Experience with special guest Decade of Decadence

June 9 – Revel in Red

June 10 – Jo Dee Messina with Deana Carter & Jamie O’Neal

June 16 – The Pork Tornadoes

June 23 – Summer of Love – The Music of Woodstock

June 25 – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

June 30 – Everclear & Lit with special guest Unchained

July 1 – Night Ranger

July 3 – Killer Queen

July 8 – Elle King

July 14 – Blood, Sweat & Tears

July 15 – Puddle of Mudd with Saliva and Free Range Youth

July 27 – Riley Green

July 28 – Andy Grammer

July 29 – Get the Led out

August 4 – Stayin’ Alive – The Music of The Bee Gees

August 5 – Smash Mouth

August 11 – Village People with The Family Stone

August 12 – Rumours – Fleetwood Mac Tribute

August 19 – Artimus Pyle Band with Head East

August 26 – Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton Tribute

September 2 – Hairball with The Four Horsemen – Metallica Tribute

September 3 – The Trippin’ Billies – Dave Matthews Band Tribute

September 9 – Fool House – The Ultimate 90s Dance Party

September 16 – Thunderstruck – America’s AC/DC

September 30 – Platinum Rock Legends

Summer Day Camp at the DISC!

DISC Day Camp Open House

March 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Visit with camp directors and learn all about DISC Day Camp! Parents will see sample schedules of all the great games and activities for campers during the summer. All in attendance can register for a chance to win a free week of camp for one child ($175 value)!

Summer Day Camp 2023

Every camp day is filled with a new adventure through sports, crafts, nature, experiments, and more! Campers will take a local field trip** every Friday. Designed for youth in grades K-5.*
Dates: M – F, May 30 – August 11, 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
*Children must have completed a year of kindergarten.

Camp Rates – 2023

$175 per week ($155 with resident discount) / $45 daily – non-resident ($40 resident daily)
(15% discount for each additional child)
Note: Meals are not included; please bring a sack lunch.

Click Here to register online!

Click here to view the Day Camp Registration form!

Parent Handbook


2023 Golf Opening Days!

Red Tail Run Golf Course will open March 3 and Hickory Point Golf Course will open March 4 – both at 9 a.m. Later dates at Red Tail Run and Hickory Point golf courses will be available, weather and course conditions permitting. “Early Spring Rates,” including 18 holes with cart, will extend through April 1: $35. Book a tee time by calling Red Tail Run at 217/422-2211 or Hickory Point Golf Course at 217/421-7444.

Youth Baseball & Softball Registration

2023 Decatur Youth Baseball & Softball

Decatur Youth Baseball & Softball

Sponsored by ADM

The Park District’s Youth Baseball & Softball League’s goal is to grow baseball, softball, and t-ball in Decatur, while providing great summer experiences for kids of all ages. Registration deadline March 26 Practice begins mid-April. Opening Day is May 6. Contact Erin at 217-429-3472 or baseball@decparks.com for more info and visit the Decatur Youth Baseball and Softball Facebook page!

Important Note
Register anytime at the DISC, or online (decatur-parks.org). For on-site registrations, parent or guardian must accompany youth, and a birth certificate copy is required for first-year players.
Register by February 28 to receive the discounted Early Registration rate. Registration ends March 26.
Registration requests after March 27 will be charged a late registration fee and put on a waitlist and placed on teams if space permits. Shirts, hats, and awards are included in the fee. Register online HERE!

Opening Day: Saturday, May 6 at Rotary Park. Teams will take pictures and play an in-house game.

DPD Hiring Fair

Come Join the Fun!

February 10 / 3 – 6 p.m.
Decatur Indoor Sports Center
1295 W. Wood St.

Part Time & Seasonal Positions available for:

Splash Cove
Overlook Adventure Park
Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater
Scovill Zoo
Decatur Indoor Sports Center
Park Maintenance
Hickory Point Banquet
Summer Day Camp
Rotary Park
Red Tail Run Golf Club & Hickory Point Golf Club

Positions may be Offered on the spot!

Trees on the Tees Cancelled: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Due to pending inclement weather tonight, Trees on the Tees for Wednesday, December 14, 2022 is cancelled.

All tickets on Wednesday, December 14 will be honored Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday at the same time shown on your ticket.

There is no need for new tickets to be distributed – please just bring your original tickets and arrive at your originally scheduled time.

We appreciate your support of this event and realize this may be an inconvenience, however we want each and every guest to have as enjoyable an experience as possible.

We hope you are able to join us for a new date!